The town was established in 1977 and has a local population of 300 families. Beit Horon is situated near Highway 443, which connects Modiin to Jerusalem. There are educational, cultural and community institutions in the town.

Worth Visiting:

Ohad and Matat Lookout, with a panoramic view of the central mountains 

Yad Hashmona Orchard, a picnic area at the entrance of the town 

HaCaveret (“the Hive”), a visitor center dedicated to beekeeping and honey production; local café open on the weekends.